It used to be, finding cheap direct flights to Belize was rare. With the country becoming more and more popular, the airlines are responsive and have have been gradually adding more flights. There are currently nine different airlines offering direct flights to Belize. And after our crazy global ride on the Covid Coaster, its clear people are ready to travel again.

Direct Flights From US Cities to Belize City

Alaska Airlines:

Los Angeles (LAX) – Departs Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. BZE-LAX on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Seattle (SEA) – To Belize departs on Friday and Saturday and returns from Belize on Saturday and Sunday.

American Airlines:

Charlotte (CLT) – Seasonal; Saturday only.
Dallas (DFW) – Two daily departures.
Los Angeles (LAX) – Seasonal Saturday only.
Miami (MIA) – Daily flights. switched from two flights a day to back to one.

Delta Airlines:

Atlanta (ATL) –  Daily departures from Atlanta.
Minneapolis (MSP) – Seasonal availability.

Frontier Airlines (New):

Denver (DEN) – Saturday only.
(MCO) – Saturday only.

United Airlines:

Chicago (ORD) – Saturday only. Return to Chicago departs Belize on Sunday morning.
(DEN) – Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Houston (IAH) – Two daily weekday departures.
*Please note the times when booking as flight departures do vary slightly depending on the day of the week.
Los Angeles
(LAX)Seasonal and Saturday only.
Newark (EWR) – Seasonal Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Southwest Airlines

Houston (HOU) – Sunday to Friday departures.
Denver (DEN) – Seasonally Saturday only.

Sun Country Airlines:

Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) – Seasonal.

Seasonal Direct Flights from Canada to Belize City


Toronto (YYZ)  – Wednesday, and Saturday until April 29, 2023.
Calgary (YYC) – Friday until April 21, with final return on April 29, 2023

Direct Flights from Central America to Belize

Copa Airlines:

Panama (PTY) – Saturday and Tuesday.

Ready to Book? Refer to the days of the week as above and use the very easy TripAdvisor Booking Tool to help you find your ideal Flight to Belize.

Always double-check flight times listed on the internet with airlines as they are subject to change.

If you have any questions or require further help on booking your Belize vacation – and local discounts, please feel free to email me at tacogirlbelize.

This information was last updated on February 22, 2023.

Ready to Book? Use the very easy TripAdvisor Booking Tool to help you find your ideal Flight to Belize.

You can also visit my Flights From Belize page for information on Tropic Air Flights to Guatemala and Honduras.

Shop Duty-Free Belize

Duty-free limits upon arrival: 3 cartons of cigarettes, 6 bottles of perfume, 6 boxes of cigars, 6 bottles of liquor or wine. Alcohol and perfume must go in checked luggage for your Tropic Air flight. Cigars and cigarettes can be on carry-on but cannot be used on the flight. Check out my Duty-Free Page to get a 15% discount on your inbound purchases and for more information on what you can take with you when you leave Belize.

How to Get Around Belize

Cabs and the local airline counters are easy to reach when after you clear customs. Make sure you get a price before hopping in – it should be $25 – $30 USD range.

For those continuing onward to Ambergris Caye, which is where most travelers are headed, the flight from the Belize International to San Pedro Airport takes about 20 minutes and is one of the most beautiful flights. Because the plane does not go above 2500 feet, you get an amazing view of the Caribbean Sea and Barrier Reef. You will also pass by Caye Chapel, which used to be a golf island and colorful Caye Caulker where, If you are lucky, the plane will make a pit stop to drop people off. 

Please note, the Government of Belize and the Belize Airport Authority are requiring all Belizean Airlines to collect a six-dollar rider fee on all ticket segments. The rider fee is charged to every ticket issued regardless of any discount.


  • On a one way flight From International Airport (in Ladyville) to San Pedro town, the rider fee  is $6.00,
  • On a return flight from Ambergris Caye to Municipal Airport in Belize City and back the rider fee is $12. And if you just won the lottery and want to fly around the country all day, it’s another $6 Rider fee for every time you get on a new flight. 

Need More Flight Info?

On the Tropic Air website, you can get the following downloadable PDF and other useful information. Click through to view useful and some downloadable flight information. You can go to their various pages and find out the latest flight policies, departure tax, and pet travel information.

tropic air flight belize


52 thoughts on “Flights to Belize

  1. tacogirl says:

    Unfortunately, the Tropic Air 10% was no longer as of Jan 2018 Kerry. Due to Tropic system changes, a couple of us smaller people were not able to continue offering a discount. I had transitioned to Code For Cause where a portion of people’s flights (at no cost to them) went to help the Cancer center and sadly due to covid that got dissolved.

  2. Kerry L Shutt says:

    Hi Taco Girl. My husband and I are bringing our 3 daughters to the island in May. Do you still offer the discount code for Tropic Air? 75.00 one way does not seem awful but when you do roundtrip for x5 people it adds up quickly and any discount would help. Thanks. Also thank you for the great information on your page.

  3. tacogirl says:

    Hi Jack, sorry you had such a time at customs. It is not the norm, while I have hit line ups before never in my 14 years here has it take me 3h to clear customs. I hope you have smoother sailing this time around. Sometimes if the declaring line is shorter, people will go buy a bottle at Premier duty-free and have something to declare instantly. If you use this option, Premier offers a tacogirl reader 15% discount.

  4. Jack says:

    I flew into Belize last December 2018, on a Saturday.
    Customs was a nightmare, exactly 3 hours to get through. A lot of people were missing their connectors.
    I am flying into Belize again in January 2020, also a Saturday.
    Trying to book Tropic Air flights also.
    Is this the norm, or was it just a bad day. There was talk that a new system was being implemented.
    Thanks for your advice.

  5. Diana Walsh says:

    Hi Taco Girl
    I’m from Toronto Canada and will be moving to Belize in the fall of 2020. I would like to open a specific business there but wondering where I would find all the information about making the move to Ambergris Caye.

  6. tacogirl says:

    Thanks for the compliments Belize Steve and putting me in your top 3. Shoot me an email tacogirlbelize[at] when planning your next trip and if it works out we can meet up.

  7. 'Belize Steve' says:

    Hey Taco Girl! Always glad to find another ‘long term Belize aficionado’ who lives in Belize most of the year and who understands both the culture, and how tourists (or as I call them, “soon to be regular visitors of Belize”) expats, investors, and future retirees can maximize their experience…and even save some $$$.
    I especially like your no nonsense approach to the many benefits of travel to Belize – but without of the ‘sugar coating’ or ‘monetizing’ many bloggers include in their posts.
    I grew up in Belize (16 years, until my return to the US for college/graduate school, & career), but have maintained my permanent residency status and return as often as I can. Since I now only ‘go home’ (and Belize will always be my ‘home’ – Creole was my first language, after all) only five or six times per year, it’s fantastic to find your perspective and up-to–date advice on the ‘definitely do’ v. ‘probably do’ v. ”do with caution/common sense’ (and even the rare, “eh-your might want to rethink the details of your plan’. Solid, experience-based, non commercial suggestions.. I wish more Belize bloggers mirrored your code of authentic personal experience + ethical excellence.
    While a am of a Caye Caulker fan (a bit more laid back and – for now at least – without the gulf cart ‘traffic jams’ as can sometimes happen on Ambergris Caye, you are 100% right on point with your advice.
    Nice – very nice…your are now one of my top three bloggers on Belize. I hope to meet you sometime – grab a Belikin & swap some of the narratives that make Belize truly ‘Beautiful Belize’. (“Dis da fu we Belize, no true gal?”)
    Your newest fan, ‘Belize Steve’ (often found at ‘Caye Reef’/Caye Caulker or ‘Cheers’/Western Hwy/Belmopan, or bumming around Hopkins Village & Placencia).

  8. Lauren Drake says:

    Thanks, since we are coming off season in july I feel fairly confident that we will make it…unless July 4th is a big travel day in Belize…?

  9. tacogirl says:

    You should be fine with that amount of time Lauren, however, I will tell you the official word and you can decide. When booking your Belize Flights, allow 1 h to clear customs (often it takes less but you never know) Returning they ask you to be at the airport 3 h in advance. The reasoning behind the 3h rule and why Tropic Air advises you follow it. Technically airlines flying back to the states are supposed to close their manifest 1h ahead of time so that everyone can be checked against the no fly list. Overall 335 days of the year 2h is more than enough. However there are those random 30 days that it will not be, such as a busy Saturday in March. There are popular annual travel times when Tropic is always extra busy at which ever airport you are flying out of. This can generate minor delays to BZE and increased potential for long lineups at Philip Goldson International Airport check in.

    As for the flight code, it still works and you can find downloadable pdf instructions at this link,

    As of New Year, a couple of us that were doing a 10% discount are no longer able to offer it due to a change in because Tropic’s system. From now on for every flight booked with CFC flight code, a portion of your ticket price goes to a very worthy organization on Ambergris Caye; the Blue Water Grill Belize Community effort. A portion of all previous month flights will go towards current month cause in support the monthly chosen organization receiving help. More information available on the Code for a Cause page

  10. Lauren says:

    Hello TacoGirl: Just planning our first trip, so exciting! I read that you sometimes have a discount code for Tropic Air, which will be flying from San Pedro back to the international airport on our departure day. If you still have it could you please provide…?
    Also hoping for some advice…Flight to US is at noon…do you think the 9:00 am from San Pedro allows sufficient time? We will be flying on Weds, July 4th if that helps determine your answer…Thanks very much!

  11. tacogirl says:

    It’s always nice to hear from fellow Canadians. It’s not hard to ensure that group flies together. Tropic Air is really great for getting people on the same flight. It is more convenient from the International With the little one in mind, that is what I’d recommend after a long day travel.

    Here is a good post on the price difference of International airport versus Municipal Airport

    Tropic Air will be changing flight discount structure, so if you want to ensure you get the best price, book no later than the end of this year. October – turtle, November – reef and December – cenote. Always use current month code no matter when you plan to fly.

  12. brandon dietz says:

    Hey tacogirl, me and my family will be travelling to San Pedro Jan-26-feb-9. There will be 4 adults and a 15 month old baby. What is the best method to get a flight from Belize city to the island to ensure we can all fly together? and also get the best rates. is it worth taking a taxi to TZA and flying from there to the island?

    This trip is kind of a scouting trip, we have been thinking about investing there and possibly even moving there at some point in time. You seem like the kind of person that would have a lot of knowledge on this as you are also from Canada.

    look forward to hearing from you.


  13. tacogirl says:

    Got your email Corey,if you still need further help please let me know. Are the kids willing to bring donations with them? If so I have school wish lists with easy items on there.

  14. Corey Holm says:

    Hello tacogirl!

    I lead a group of students down to Belize every year and every year we use Tropic Air to take us from San Pedro back to Belize International. I am currently trying to purchase 22 tickets from San Pedro to Belize International. Can you help me out with this? Does the tacogirl discount code apply to groups? Thanks, Corey.

  15. tacogirl says:

    Morning Edie, you have a few options to get from Cancun to Belize. The current flight price I have is flight is $291 usd one way. You can also opt to bus to corozal (usually with an overnight in Cancun or Playa Del Carmen) and then fly over. There is also a bus running from Cancun Airport to Belize City – Belize Bus website is a good resource for those that are looking cheap travel

  16. Edie Pendleton says:

    Hello tacogirl! I would like to start by saying I have followed you for a few years now and really enjoy reading your stuff – so thank you. We have a house in San Pedro and visit a few times a year. We are from Canada and used to have to take United Air through to Houston. the BZ. We recently flew with Westjet which was fantastic; fantastic not having to go through Houston any more! Unfortunately, Westjet’s flights are seasonal. We want to come down in June but do not want to go through the USA so we are considering flying to Cancun and then from Cancun to San Pedro. We ordinarily wouldn’t mind taking the bus to Chetemal but I will have just had foot surgery and won’t be able to walk well so trying to determine the best route possible. My question to you is, what information or knowledge do you have about taking the route from Cancun to San Pedro, is it possible to do this and is it super expensive? I am suspecting that we would have to fly Cancun to Belize City then BZ to San Pedro; would that be right? Thanks in advance!

  17. tacogirl says:

    Anytime Carmen. Always ude current month code no matter when the flight date is.

    In an effort to provide better customer service, Tropic Air made flight coupon codes quarterly as of January 2017.

  18. tacogirl says:

    taco is the code from Jan – Mar 2017 Lorie. You will find the following post of interest it has some good international seat sales and 2 great ways to find cleap flights among other things.

    2017 Travel Coupon Codes Flight Sales and 3 Month Calendar

    I emailed you the info pdf, the frequent flyer version, Belize food and shopping coupons and some useful Tropic Air information. Happy Planning and thanks for using tacogirl Tropic Air flight discount.

  19. tacogirl says:

    I appreciate that Tom. I am glad you found my blog useful. That is such a great story, I bey your wife loved the surprise. If you have not seen them already check out my new food and shopping travel coupon codes. They will be useful for your net trip. Retirement sounds good 🙂

  20. Tom Hlady says:

    Just wanted to say A BIG THANK YOU for your blog and all the info you provide. I was there in May 2016 with my wife to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. She had no idea where we were going till we landed in Houston and went to the gate for Belize. Because of all the info you provide I was able to plan several things for us to do.
    We plan on coming back next year with the entire family so everyone can enjoy the beauty of Belize and the friendly people.
    Hopefully one day we can retire down there, ( I’m working on that) but in the mean time we will just have to visit.
    Have a happy holiday and Boxer Day. I really appreciate all that you do to keep us informed about what is going on down in paradise.


  21. tacogirl says:

    Evening Ginger the glitch has been fixed and monkey code is working. I tried to email you but it bounced back. If you need further help please email me at tacogirlbelize@gmail[dot]com

  22. Ginger Rice says:

    The promo code “Monkey” for December is showing invalid on the Tropic Air page

    Is there another I should be using?

    Thank you in advance……

  23. tacogirl says:

    Hi Darrin.

    Thanks for using my tacogirl travel coupon codes for your flight. As for where to stay for honeymoon can you please specify a bit more about what you are looking for? Just shoot me an email with a few more details at tacogirlbelize@gmail[dot]com

    All the best

  24. Darrin Thiessen says:

    Heading to San Pedro Dec 1 via the Chetumal Corozal route , planning on tropic air, love a discount.
    And some suggestions on where to stay in san pedro area for honeymoon

  25. tacogirl says:

    For future, please mail me at tacogirlbelize@gmail to get it Danna. I sent you an email with code and other useful Tropic Air information as well as my new San Pedro Town Map.

  26. Steve says:

    Hi – Great site.. Tried to obtain the discount code for Tropicair using your site but kept coming back with an unknown error.. If you could email me the code I would appreciate it! Thanks

  27. tacogirl says:

    Evening Chan, thanks for coming to me for tacogirl code to help you save money on your Belize Flights. I emailed you the current code, other useful Tropic Air info and my San Pedro Town Map.

  28. Chan says:

    We are a family of 5 and would like to book the round trip air tickets from Belize City Municipal Airport to San Pedro Airport in June. Can you pls email me the coupon code? thanks.

  29. tacogirl says:

    4 bottles per person at the Philip Goldson International Airport Brett. (double checked and added current number) If you are buying premium alcohol or wine it is with shopping duty free.

    Be sure and have good packing on hand for bottles and leave space in your checked luggage for them – they cannot go carry on. My tip for last min space is move a small portion of your packed luggage to your carry on and free up room for bottles.

  30. Brett says:

    Hi, question about duty free alcohol…you said 6 bottles, is that per person? And how big would the bottles be? Also, is there a decent selection and is it cheaper than buying at grocery store in Ambergris Caye? Thank you, you’re site is so helpful:)

  31. Leslie says:

    Is there anyway to rent a car at Belize International Airport and drive/drop it off in Placencia?

  32. tacogirl says:

    Dominique, I checked booking page for Oct 13th as the 12th flight shows as fully booked. Choosing the next day, the code worked and the discount showed up. I can ask Tropic and see if they can open up another flight for the 12th. Just reply to my email if you want me to do that.

    All the best

  33. Dominique says:

    Hi, I am trying to book a one-way flight for 2 people from CUN to BZE on 10/12/16 but when I enter the promo code, GECKO, tropic’s website is telling me that the promo price for this flight is not available and only shows the economy price. Any idea why this is happening?

  34. tacogirl says:

    Tanya, very fitting that you asked this. I just published – Cost of flying direct from BZE Airport versus cab to TZA Airport You can also check this guest post by one of my longtime readers. Jenny and her family always take a cab and fly from to Municipal Airport to San Pedro Airport to save a few dollars. When it is just the adults, they fly out of Philip Goldson Airport to Ambergris Caye. rts-flight-fees/

    You should be able to find a taxi van, if you need two would depend how much luggage you have and how lucky you get for vehicle.

  35. Tanya Secrist says:

    We are a family of 5 traveling to Belize in May. It looks like we can save some money taking Tropic Air to Ambergris from the municipal airport rather than International. Any thoughts? Not sure if we could get a van style taxi or if we would need two since we are 5 with luggage.

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